Shaken, Not Stirred
It’s easy to fall into a routine.
Every year you go to the same places. You celebrate New Years Eve at the same parties. You probably order the same beer and stand around with the same people talking about how hot the weather is. And where’s the fun in that?
This holiday season, write a different story.
We’ve hunted down the coolest list of Christmas drinks and up and coming establishments to sample with your mates. Why not go on an adventure?
488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Summer in Sydney is not exactly mulled wine territory. It’s hot and humid and we know you want to keep your cool.
Head to Zeta Bar at Hilton Sydney and order the Coconut Grenade. This photogenic, tropical creation is Zeta’s answer to the classic Pina Colada with a smoky kick.
Enjoy the rooftop patio, sky high ceilings and views of Sydney QVB for a suave, sophisticated night on the town.
667 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Take it down a notch and step into this dimly-lit, mahogany bar with creative concoctions and debaucherous vibes.
Savile Row is cooler than cool and the crowd it attracts reflects that. Pull up a chair and order the Turner & Hooch ⅓ to add a touch of sweetness to your night. With the old school flavour of Violet Candy, expect the unexpected in this glass.
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
1806 is not messing around. Winning the ‘World’s Best Cocktail Menu’ in 2008, this hidden gem is the perfect hideaway for mixologists, aficionados or simply those looking to dip their toe into the world of cocktails.
Order the Lord Ruthven’s Gossip Cup for a drink unlike any other. This Cognac, Dark Ale, Ginger and Nutmeg concoction has all the flavours of Christmas rolled into one.
Ask your waiter for tidbits and suggestions, this offbeat hideaway is the perfect place to start your night and get up to no good.